The Bibliographic Class DTD

The DTD for BibClass (bib.dtd) was designed to achieve several goals simultaneously:

BibClass was intended for simple applications and was not intended to replace large, complex representations of bibligraphic information (e.g., the MARC record). We will continue to work with others to modify and extend the DTD, but must work to keep the principles outlined above as determining characteristics. Similarly, we will consider replacing the bib.dtd with another, more standard DTD should it accomplish the ends set out with the bib.dtd.

We have created a simple tree structure of bib.dtd, for an alternate view at how BibClass elements are related.

The BibClass DTD is also available as a schema: bib.xsd